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HSC PDHPE Core 2: Factors Affecting Performance

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Drugs in Sport. Improving performance Option. Stage 6 HSC Core 2.

HSC Option: Sports Medicine

Factors Affecting performance Core 2 HSC. Sports Medicine HSC. PDHPE - Nutrition & Recovery. FQ1 - How does training affect performance? FQ 2 - How can psychology affect performance? FQ 4 - How does the acquisition of skill affect performance? FQ 3 - How can nutrition and recovery strategies affect performa. Adrenaline: Fight or Flight Response. Sports Science - Reaction Time - Penalty Kick. Sports Science - Forces - Basketball Ankel Break. Sport Psychology. PDHPE - Technology in Sport. GCSE / AS Muscles and Movement. Hamstring Injury Rehabilitation. When sports drinks don’t work. Commercially available sports drinks appeal to both competitive and recreational athletes seeking to boost their training and competition performance.

When sports drinks don’t work

Manufacturers claim their products enhance endurance performance and help replace water and electrolytes lost to sweat. But do they? Researchers in America have claimed that under certain circumstances some sports drinks do not enhance performance after a study involving ten male and female cyclists. The subjects, all of whom completed an average of 2.5 hours of cycling per week as well as other endurance activities, carried out three 60-minute trials under the following conditions: 1. no fluid at all; 2. 1,200ml of distilled water; 3. 1,200ml of the sports drink Gatorade. Following a warm-up, the subjects cycled for 60 minutes at their highest possible power output, maintaining 0-80rpm.

Are you sitting comfortably? In other words, the sports drink didn’t work. Recovery training. When planning training programmes for athletes, it is easy to write down sets, reps, times, volumes, intensities and loads.

Recovery training

However, structuring a recovery programme to effectively allow adaptation to take place between training sessions is a lot trickier, as James Marshall explains Before we look at how recovery can be optimised, it’s important to understand why it’s important. This is crucial for both coaches and athletes; coaches because they are going to have to plan time and resources to assist recovery, and athletes because they are going to have to implement the strategies. According to ‘supercompensation theory’ (see figure 1), after the body has been exposed to a stressful situation, providing that adequate recovery has taken place, it will adapt and become stronger(1). Without further exposure to this stimulus, the body will soon return to its previous state. Nutrition & professional cycling. In years gone by, professional racing schedules and seasons were a lot shorter and kinder on the riders, meaning that there were real off seasons – where riders would spend considerable time out of real training, and mostly come in to the early season in similar shape.

Nutrition & professional cycling

Back then, the stakes were different. Riders raced year-round, in everything and anything that was required. Until very recently, few riders were ever afforded the chance to focus purely on the Grand Tours. The Complete Guide to Workout Nutrition [Infographic] Check out Greatist's other Infographics and ADD this Infographic to your Website/Blog: Simply copy the code below and paste it into the HTML of your blog or website: <a href=" target="_blank"><img src=" width="600" height="5701" border="0" style="border:none" /></a><p>Get <a href=" and fitness tips</a> at</p> Love this graphic?

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Buy the poster through Greatist's online store! The Ultimate Guide to Workout Nutrition. Sprinters, marathon runners, weightlifters and gymnasts – diets for different events. Being an athlete is all about eating pasta morning, noon and night, right?

Sprinters, marathon runners, weightlifters and gymnasts – diets for different events

Think again. The type of sport an athlete does will affect the types of foods the competitor should eat. Although there are other important nutrients (such as fluid, vitamins and minerals), the three main ones in your diet (known as macronutrients) are carbohydrates, proteins and fats, and these are the ones that sports nutritionists tend to focus on. Across the board Most athlete diets tend to be low in fat, as eating an excess of fat (or calories) will result in this being stored as fat on the body. Renewable energy: you're soaking in it › Bernie's Basics (ABC Science) Bernie's Basics Solar power might be the new big thing, but living cells have been using 100 per cent renewable energy ever since lightning met pond scum billions of years ago.

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PDHPE - Nutrition & Recovery. Recovery training. Sprinters, marathon runners, weightlifters and gymnasts – diets for different events. Skill Acquisition Intro. Stages of Learning 1. Stages of Learning. Stages of Learning 2. Characteristics of Skill. Discrete, Serial & Continuous Skills. Gross & Fine Skills. Open & Closed Skills. Self & Externally Paced Skills. PDHPE - Training Types and Methods. Sports stars have superior visual skills › News in Science (ABC Science)

News in Science Friday, 1 February 2013 AFP Sporting edge Their ability to quickly unravel complex visual data on the run puts professional athletes in a league of their own, suggests a new study.

Sports stars have superior visual skills › News in Science (ABC Science)

These extraordinary skills give them the edge in sporting and other performance-related activities, concludes the paper in the journal Nature Scientific Reports . "[Professional athletes] appear to be able to hyper-focus for short periods of time resulting in extraordinary learning functions," writes study author Jocelyn Faubert from the University of Montreal School of Optometry. "Professional athletes as a group have extraordinary skills for rapidly learning unpredictable, complex dynamic visual scenes. " For the study, Faubert put 102 professional sportsmen, 173 amateur athletes, and 33 non-sporty university students through a 3D visual test. The athletes included 51 English Premier League footballers, 21 National Hockey League ice hockey players and 30 French Top 14 rugby stars. Quick learners. What’s the Best Source of Post-Workout Protein? Study PDHPE HSC CORE 2- FACTORS AFFECTING PERFORMANCE. HSC PDHPE - Anxiety and Arousal.

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